Tuesday, October 30, 2012

One taken to hospital after fire

The Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department responded to a fire at 820 Lyons Monday evening.

Firefighters responded to the scene at around 5:20 p.m.

The fire, which remains under investigation by the KCK Fire Department, caused about $32,000 worth of damage. One person inside the home was taken to the hospital. 

More from KCK Fire Department Deputy Chief Craig Duke:
Crews on the scene within 3 minutes reported fire and smoke coming from a one story wood structure. Crews were met by neighbors who were assisting an elderly resident from the front of the structure. Medical crews tended to the resident and transported emergency to KUMC with smoke inhalation. Crews attacked fire and fire was under control within 15 minutes. BPU called to shut off utilities to structure. Fire Investigator responded to scene. Estimated damage to structure and contents $32,000. Preliminary investigation indicates that resident was on oxygen and may have been smoking. There were no working smoke alarms in the residence. Exposure at 822 Lyons received damage to siding and roof because of fire. Home was occupied by 3 adults and 2 children, Only elderly male was home at time of fire. No other injuries were reported.